Wild Salmon: A Top Food For Your Heart

February 03, 2015

One of the top foods for your heart.

This month in honor of American Heart Month, every day we’re calling out the top foods for your heart!

We’ll start with, Wild Salmon:

Wild salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids known to improve the metabolic markers for heart disease. In fact, according to WhFoods, it's very common for four ounces of baked or broiled salmon to contain at least two grams of omega-3s - more than the average adult gets from all food over the course of several days. In addition to being good for the heart, benefits include improved control of the body's inflammatory processes, better overall cell function, improved cell communication, and better brain function! Salmon is also rich in selenium, a potent antioxidant that studies have shown boosts cardiovascular protection.

Not all salmon is created equal. That’s why we’re calling out wild salmon as a more nutritious choice. Some farmed salmon may also fit the bill if it’s responsibly raised and in a habitat similar to it’s wild counterpart. Ask your grocer or fishmonger about the various choices in salmon in your market today! From tinned to frozen or fresh, there is a choice to suit every budget.

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Stay tuned for more foods for you heart!